Ferry pancake breakfast on tap

MARTINS FERRY – The Martins Ferry Lions Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and More on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost to attend is $5 for adults and $2 for children age eight and under. It will be held in the basement of the Presbyterian Church located on South Fourth Street and Walnut Street.

There will be a Chinese auction with 14 wrapped gift baskets valued at more than $100 each. Along with the Chinese auction, there will be will a silent auction with more than 30 items to bid on.

The items include: a cash and lottery Christmas tree; custom built patriotic corn hole boards; fireplace starter basket; a 32 inch Santa Claus; pendulum oak wall clock; a selection of Roy Riethmiller prints; 5×7 Oriental area rug; two 2014 Ohio State football tickets; a Ben Roethlisberger autographed football in a case; a 34 inch plush snowman; artic twister ice cream machine; CD/ radio/ bluetooth boombox; a 42 inch stretch reindeer; four-pack of Wheeling Symphony tickets; ceramic end table lamp; a 36 inch pot belly moose; a #73 Ramon Foster, #76 Chris Hoke and #7 Ben Roethlisberger autographed football; a selection of Roy Riethmiller original oil paintings; a 31×46 inch Christmas decorated indoor floor mat; Park Zone Mini Vapor remote control indoor airplane; Ben Roethlisberger autographed Steelers mini helmet; a 20×30 inch picture of Steelers game at Heinz Field on canvas; Christmas decorated table centerpiece with candles; a 20 inch decorated and lit Christmas wreath; and a lithium cordless drill set with batteries and case.

There are a large amount of items in this year’s silent auction and Chinese auction. All the proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast and More will be put back into the community funds for future projects.

“I just want to thank our community and local businesses for all their donations this year. Over 65 local businesses have made donations,” said chairman of the auction Paul Riethmiller. “We hope we have a great turn out.”

The Lions Club will have its newly purchased food trailer on display out front. The food trailer will be used to sell food at city events. So far, it has participated in the Betty Zane Days, Trick or Treat in the Park and Christmas in the Park and will continue to serve all community events.

“We’re real proud of it,” said Riethmiller. “We would like it thank Phil and Mary Beth of Ultimate Signs and Graphics in Martins Ferry who did a total decal wrap.”

Van Dyne may be reached at kvandyne@timesleaderonline.com